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"The Fall Guy" (1981) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1981-1986

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The Fall Guy: Season 1: Episode 22 -- Howie clashes with a group of disgruntled naval officers on the trail of the $5 million that they helped to steal.
The Fall Guy: Season 1: Episode 21 -- When a country music star kills his ghost writer and pins the blame on his chauffeur, it’s up to Colt to set the record straight.
The Fall Guy: Season 1: Episode 20 -- Colt reluctantly teams up with Kay Faulkner on a trip to Mexico to recover a stolen cache of jewels.
The Fall Guy: Season 1: Episode 19 -- The stakes are high when Colt becomes entangled in a Las Vegas real estate scam.
The Fall Guy: Season 1: Episode 18 -- A girl with a photographic memory holds the key to the case of a man nabbed by the mob while preparing to testify against them.

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Release Date:
4 November 1981 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The adventures of a film stunt performer who moonlights as a bounty hunter when movie work is slow. Full summary »
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1 win See more »
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He's the unknown stuntman, that makes Eastwood look so Fine See more (14 total) »

Cast

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Lee Majors ... Colt Seavers (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
Douglas Barr ... Howie Munson (112 episodes, 1981-1986)

Heather Thomas ... Jody Banks (112 episodes, 1981-1986)

Markie Post ... Terri Michaels (64 episodes, 1982-1985)
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Series Directed by
Daniel Haller (28 episodes, 1981-1986)
Hollingsworth Morse (11 episodes, 1984-1986)
Bruce Bilson (9 episodes, 1982-1986)
Michael O'Herlihy (9 episodes, 1982-1984)
Russ Mayberry (5 episodes, 1981-1983)
Bruce Kessler (5 episodes, 1983-1986)
Don McDougall (5 episodes, 1983-1985)
Don Medford (5 episodes, 1983-1985)
Paul Stanley (4 episodes, 1982-1983)
Tom Connors (3 episodes, 1982-1986)
Ted Lange (3 episodes, 1983-1985)
Alan Crosland (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Sidney Hayers (2 episodes, 1981)
Cliff Bole (2 episodes, 1982)
Ray Austin (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
Georg Fenady (2 episodes, 1985-1986)
Lindsley Parsons III (2 episodes, 1985-1986)

Michael Lange (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Glen A. Larson (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
Ted Lang (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lou Shaw (22 episodes, 1982-1985)
David Garber (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
Bruce Kalish (13 episodes, 1984-1986)
Sam Egan (12 episodes, 1984-1986)
Andrew Schneider (12 episodes, 1984-1986)
Michael Halperin (7 episodes, 1983-1984)
Doug Heyes Jr. (7 episodes, 1984-1986)
Larry Brody (6 episodes, 1981-1983)
Ron Friedman (6 episodes, 1983-1985)
David Braff (5 episodes, 1981-1983)
Nick Thiel (5 episodes, 1981-1982)
Steve Greenberg (4 episodes, 1983-1985)
Aubrey Solomon (4 episodes, 1983-1985)
Deborah Dean Davis (4 episodes, 1983-1984)
Mark Jones (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Barry Jacobs (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Stuart Jacobs (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
Burton Armus (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Robert Earll (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Robert Janes (2 episodes, 1982)
Bill Taub (2 episodes, 1983-1984)
Harry Thomason (2 episodes, 1983)
Thomas G. Edwards (2 episodes, 1984-1986)

David L. Chisholm (unknown episodes)
Bruce Reisman (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Glen A. Larson .... executive producer (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
Lee Majors .... co-producer / co-executive producer (72 episodes, 1981-1986)
Keith Pierce .... associate producer / co-producer / ... (46 episodes, 1981-1985)
Harry Thomason .... producer / supervising producer (45 episodes, 1981-1984)
Sam Egan .... supervising producer / producer (23 episodes, 1985-1986)
Chris Larson .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1985-1986)
Lou Shaw .... supervising producer (20 episodes, 1982-1985)
Janet Curtis-Larson .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1981-1986)
Robert Janes .... producer (14 episodes, 1981-1982)
John Braden .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
Larry Brody .... producer / supervising producer (9 episodes, 1981-1983)
Paul Mason .... co-executive producer (6 episodes, 1983)
Noah Tal .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Ron Satlof .... supervising producer (5 episodes, 1982)
Martin M. Goldstein .... associate producer (5 episodes, 1984-1985)
Harker Wade .... supervising producer / producer (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Andrew Schneider .... supervising producer / producer (4 episodes, 1985)
Gilbert Bettman Jr. .... associate producer (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Carl Pingitore .... producer (3 episodes, 1984)
Burton Armus .... supervising producer (2 episodes, 1983)
Scott Levitta .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1983)
David Garber .... producer (2 episodes, 1985)
Bruce Kalish .... producer (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Original Music by
Stu Phillips (28 episodes, 1981-1985)
Ron Ramin (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Morton Stevens (2 episodes, 1983)

Ken Heller (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Ben Colman (36 episodes, 1981-1985)

Michael Hofstein (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
George Potter (11 episodes, 1982-1985)
John J. Dumas (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Gene Ranney (5 episodes, 1982-1983)
Howard Deane (5 episodes, 1983-1984)
Robert L. Kimble (3 episodes, 1983-1984)
Harvey Stambler (3 episodes, 1984-1985)
David Howe (2 episodes, 1981)
Craig Ridenour (2 episodes, 1982-1983)
Edward Nassour (2 episodes, 1983)

Dann Cahn (unknown episodes)
Stanley Frazen (unknown episodes)
John Peter Kousakis (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Rachelle Farberman (20 episodes, 1983-1985)
Peg Halligan (20 episodes, 1985-1986)
William J. Kenney (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
Daniel Travis (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
Alice Cassidy (2 episodes, 1985)
 
Series Art Direction by
Bill Camden (38 episodes, 1981-1985)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Steven Potter (33 episodes, 1982-1985)
Richard J. DeCinces (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
 
Series Makeup Department
Janice D. Brandow .... hair stylist (1 episode, 1981)
Ken Diaz .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1981)
Ken Wensevic .... makeup artist (1 episode, 1981)
Tony DiMaria .... hair stylist: Paul Anka (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Production Management
Gary LaPoten .... production manager / unit production manager (45 episodes, 1982-1984)
Mark Evans .... executive production manager (38 episodes, 1981-1985)
Dann Cahn .... post-production supervisor (20 episodes, 1983-1985)
Carl Pingitore .... production executive (12 episodes, 1983-1984)
Lindsley Parsons III .... production manager (12 episodes, 1986)
James M. Walters Jr. .... production manager / unit production manager (6 episodes, 1984-1985)
Joseph Silver .... post-production supervisor (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Joe Boston .... production manager (2 episodes, 1982)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lindsley Parsons III .... first assistant director (39 episodes, 1982-1986)
Maggie Parker .... second assistant director (26 episodes, 1983-1985)
Bob Bralver .... second unit director (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
John Peter Kousakis .... first assistant director / second assistant director (17 episodes, 1981-1984)
Michael Lange .... second unit director (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
Don Yorkshire .... first assistant director: second unit (5 episodes, 1981)
Leigh Webb .... second assistant director (5 episodes, 1984)
Richard Espinoza .... second assistant director (4 episodes, 1982)
Mickey Gilbert .... second unit director (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Tom Connors .... first assistant director (3 episodes, 1981-1985)
George Fortmuller .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 1982-1983)
John Liberti .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
Lewis Stout .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 1982)
Frank Crawford .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 1984)

Mark Lyon .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Christian Drew Sidaris .... second director (unknown episodes)
Lou Watt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Peter Van Zyl .... greensman (44 episodes, 1981-1983)
Lance Lombardo .... lead man (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Eugene S. Kelley .... construction coordinator (19 episodes, 1981-1982)

Brent W. Bell .... propmaker (unknown episodes)
Jeffrey Bellamy .... property master (unknown episodes)
Michael Casey .... assistant property master (unknown episodes)
Kurt V. Hulett .... lead man (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Thomas Burke .... sound editor (1 episode, 1981)
William Hartman .... sound editor (1 episode, 1981)
Godfrey Marks .... sound editor (1 episode, 1981)
Richard Sperber .... sound editor (1 episode, 1981)
Don S. Walden .... sound editor (1 episode, 1981)
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor (1 episode, 1984)

Marty Church .... adr mixer (unknown episodes)
Ron Meredith .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Frank Sacco .... adr editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Karl G. Miller .... special effects foreman (2 episodes, 1981-1982)
William H. Schirmer .... special effects supervisor (2 episodes, 1981-1982)

Charles L. Barbee .... special effects: second unit, Howard Anderson Company (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Craig Halperin .... on-set computer graphics (1 episode, 1983)
 
Series Stunts
Mickey Gilbert .... stunt coordinator / stunts (33 episodes, 1981-1984)
Eddie Braun .... stunts (33 episodes, 1984-1986)
Bob Bralver .... stunt coordinator (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Matt McColm .... stunts (22 episodes, 1984-1985)
Larry Holt .... stunts (17 episodes, 1982-1984)
Clarke Coleman .... stunts (16 episodes, 1983-1986)
Marian Green .... stunt performer / stunts (14 episodes, 1982-1986)
Bill Catching .... stunt coordinator / stunts (13 episodes, 1981-1983)
Tom Sarmento .... stunts (13 episodes, 1985-1986)
Diana Valentine .... stunts (12 episodes, 1981-1986)
Gene Hartline .... stunts (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
Marneen Fields .... stunt performer / stunt double: Priscilla Presley (9 episodes, 1981-1983)
John Ashby .... stunts (7 episodes, 1981-1983)
Rob King .... stunts (6 episodes, 1985-1986)
Donna King .... utility stunts (6 episodes, 1985)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunts (5 episodes, 1984-1986)
Ray Saniger .... stunts (4 episodes, 1981-1986)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (4 episodes, 1981-1983)
Bruce Paul Barbour .... stunt performer (4 episodes, 1982-1985)
Richard Epper .... stunts (4 episodes, 1984-1986)
Tim Gilbert .... stunt coordinator (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Monty Jordan .... stunt coordinator / stunt driver / ... (3 episodes, 1981-1982)
Conrad E. Palmisano .... stunt performer (2 episodes, 1982)
Danny Epper .... stunts (2 episodes, 1985-1986)

Andy Gill .... utility stunts (unknown episodes, 1983-1985)
Lance Turner .... assistant stunt coordinator (unknown episodes, 1985)
Mickey Alzola .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Rick Avery .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Kenny Bates .... stunts (unknown episodes)
May Boss .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jean Coulter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Laura Dash .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Vince Deadrick Sr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Nick Dimitri .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Durock .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Jack Gill .... stunt driver (unknown episodes)
Michael Haynes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Chuck Hicks .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Leslie Hoffman .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Robert F. Hoy .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Whitey Hughes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Loren Janes .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hubie Kerns Jr. .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dan Koko .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Hannah Kozak .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Lane Leavitt .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Gene LeBell .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dennis Lehane .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Terry Leonard .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Fred Lerner .... stunts (unknown episodes)
John Moio .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Debby Porter .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mario Roberts .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dar Robinson .... car-to-plane transfer provider (unknown episodes)
Rick Sawaya .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Tony Snegoff .... stunt rigger (unknown episodes)
Neil Summers .... stunts (unknown episodes)
James Winburn .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
George Randell .... grip (110 episodes, 1981-1986)
Peter McEvoy .... film loader (23 episodes, 1983-1984)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician (6 episodes, 1981-1985)

Charles L. Barbee .... director of photography: second unit (unknown episodes)
John Earl Burnett .... assistant camera: second unit (unknown episodes)
Curtis Foster .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Michael Hofstein .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
David Morton .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Bill Sheehan .... film loader (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Kris Kromas .... casting assistant (1 episode, 1981)
Jerold Franks .... casting (1 episode, 1982)
Al Onorato .... casting (1 episode, 1982)
 
Series Editorial Department
John J. Dumas .... film editor (1 episode, 1982)
Joseph Silver .... post-production coordinator (1 episode, 1982)
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady .... assistant editor (1 episode, 1984)

Glenn T. Morgan .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Gail Jensen .... composer: theme music (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
Glen A. Larson .... composer: theme music (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
Lee Majors .... singer: theme song (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
David Somerville .... composer: theme music (112 episodes, 1981-1986)
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (37 episodes, 1981-1985)
Mark Green .... music editor (22 episodes, 1981-1982)

Dave Fisher .... music arranger: source music (unknown episodes)
 
Series Transportation Department
Howard Bachrach .... transportation captain (111 episodes, 1981-1986)
James Nordberg .... transportation captain: second unit / unit transportation captain (66 episodes, 1981-1984)
Gina August .... driver (23 episodes, 1982-1985)
Dean E. Mason .... transportation captain (22 episodes, 1981-1982)
Chris Haynes .... driver (3 episodes, 1981-1983)
 
Series Other crew
Coleen Cannon .... script supervisor (23 episodes, 1984-1985)
Michael Halperin .... executive story consultant / story editor (15 episodes, 1983-1984)
Burton Armus .... executive story consultant (11 episodes, 1982-1983)
Ron Friedman .... story editor (10 episodes, 1983-1984)
David Braff .... story editor (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
Nick Thiel .... story editor (4 episodes, 1981-1982)
David Garber .... executive story editor (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Bruce Kalish .... executive story editor (4 episodes, 1984-1985)
Al Schloegel .... technical advisor (2 episodes, 1981)

Art Scholl .... pilot (unknown episodes, 1984-1985)
 

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Trivia:
Initially, TV execs were wary of doing a show about a stuntman who moonlights as a private investigator. They changed their minds when they heard a demo tape of Lee Majors singing "The Unknown Stuntman."See more »
Quotes:
[opening segment of the series after the credits]
Colt Seavers:[narrating] This is the story of one of America's great unsung heroes. I mean you've seen him, but you never knew who he was. You've cheered for him and cried for him and women have wanted to die for him. But did he ever get any credit, or the girl? No! He's what we call the "Stuntman"...
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Soundtrack:
The Ballad of the Unknown StuntmanSee more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
He's the unknown stuntman, that makes Eastwood look so Fine, 11 June 2007
Author: scenario from Houston, TX

Lee Majors could have been a burned out 70s star during the 80s much like Burt Reynolds and John Travolta, but the former Six Million Dollar Man resurrected his career yet again with "The Fall Guy". Majors played Colt Seavers, a working class Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a bounty hunter. You gotta love a TV show that was brave enough to have it's star walk around with a name like "Colt". The Fall Guy was full of manly macho bravado, right from the iconic opening lyrics, where Colt gets into full country cowboy mode and laments his status as a Hollywood stuntman. Even though that song is clearly grounded in the late 1970s, with it's references to women such as Sally Field, Cheryl Tiegs, Bo and of course Farrah, it continues to play effortlessly well across the decade. You understand the plight of Colt Seavers. He does all the dirty work for guys like Clint Eastwood and Robert Redford (more 70s stars), but he never gets the girl. It always felt right that Lee Majors would sing about celebrities from the 1970s anyway, even in an 80s TV show. Nobody questioned it, it was like oh wait it's Lee Majors singing, well of course he would be singing about Farrah, Bo and Clint Eastwood in 1984.

This isn't the best written TV show, but for a Glen Larson show it sure is. The concept of Hollywood mixing in with bad guys is a hit out of the park. The creators can always give the audience that extra double wink with what they're doing, after all Colt Seavers is a Hollywood stuntman. It's mind bogglingly enticing to wonder what Stephen J. Cannell (a far better writer who was an 80s TV tycoon that specialized in action-humor) could have done with this show. I'll admit nostalgia plays a huge part in my fondness for The Fall Guy. I can actually remember when this show first aired back in the early 80s. I was 6 years old, and this series was sure bet for Wednesday nights. It even had it's own set of Colt Seavers action figures and toy pick truck modeled after the one Lee Major's used on the show, so you knew this show marketed itself at children as well as adults.

There's something so magical about '80s TV, that even silly TV shows like The Fall Guy can

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